Filmfest 2007

Every weekend all across the country, thousands of proud and nervous football fathers cheer on their football sons. Among them is Bert, who’s thrilled that his 12-year-old son Gilles is a talented and passionate football player. Papa Bert is not just Gilles‘ most loyal supporter, he is also his personal coach. Father and son spend most of their leisure time together, honing his technique and learning how to read the game. It‘s important because D-day is fast approaching for Gilles: a talent scout for the national youth teams of the Red Devils is coming to one of Gilles‘ games. That is the ultimate dream and Gilles‘ ambition: run onto the pitch of the King Baudouin Stadium in the shirt of the Red Devils. But then Bert dies unexpectedly and Gilles‘ life crumbles apart. Not only has he lost his father, his friend, his loyal supporter and his coach, there are also quite a few unpleasant financial surprises ... A film about making choices, dreams, letting go and about love. Sometimes you win when you lose. Menuet Producties

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ilya Van Malderghem, Joke Devynck, Filip Peeters


Director: Jan Verheyen, Pieter van Lees